With the increased interest being displayed towards poker, it’s not really surprising that so many people are looking at learning how to play poker, or more specifically how to play Texas Holdem poker.
The reason for the increased interest in playing Texas Holdem as opposed to any other game of poker is due to its perceived simplicity. On the face of it Texas Holdem looks by far to be the easier poker game to play. Although in some ways this is true, in many ways Texas Holdem is as deep and hard to play as the other variations of poker.
When you are first learning how to play Texas Holdem poker however, you will not have to worry about any of these. The largest concern you should have is staying in the game without losing a large amount of your chips. Of course, for a new player this is an almost impossible task, but it always helps to keep this goal in mind. With practice and experience at your fingertips you will be better able to defend your chips and to make the overall amount grow considerably; however, you will first need to learn how to play Texas Holdem poker.
And the best place to start is by learning what the different hands are, for poker. Since most poker games are five-card games, you are best off learning these card combinations to begin with. Anything else which is basically a variation on this theme, you can learn later when you are more comfortable with playing poker.